UAVs were shot down above Hmeimim
According to the Russian Defense Ministry — Russian air defense systems repelled a drone missile attack, launched by terrorists at the Russian air base ‘Hmeimim’ in Syria. During the defense, the Russian AA systems destroyed 2 terrorist strike drones. This was also reported by the Arabian news site ‘Al-Masdar’. The strike drones approached the military base from a location in north-west Syria, which is currently controlled by the »Tahrir al-Sham» terrorist group. There were no injuries or material damage during the attack. The Hmeimim airbase works as usual.
The bodies of the pilots of the training Su-25 attack aircraft, that crashed on Tuesday, were found in the Stavropol Territory. The Russian Defense Ministry previously reported that on 3rd of September an Su-25UB attack aircraft crashed in the Stavropol Territory. The aircraft was on a planned training flight, without weaponry onboard. It crashed in a empty area. The sources in the military departments noted that the event occurred when the pilots tried to perform an aerobatics maneuver «loop». The military department noted that the airplane was completely destroyed when it entered the ground 3 meters deep.
The annual »Eastern Economic Forum» has begun in the city of Vladivostok. It will last from 4th to 6th of September. About 5,000 participants from more than 50 countries are expected to attend the forum in this year. The key events will take place on the campus of the »Far Eastern Federal University», on the island of Russkii. The central event of the forum during this year will be the plenary session, which will be attended by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, and the Mongolian President Haltmaagiin Battulga. The main goal of the forum is to help the economy of the Far East, and expand the international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.
This morning, an explosion took place near the ‘Skochinsky mine’, in the front-line area of the city of Donetsk. As a result — one miner died. This was reported by the »Donetsk News Agency» with a reference to the press service of the »Ministry of Coal and Energy» of the DPR. “Today, at around 9:30, an explosion took place on the Skochinsky mine. The explosion took place on the surface, on an empty area which isn’t involved in the production. One person, an employee of the mine, died” — the press service stated. Currently the law enforcement officers and the rescuers are working in the area. The causes of the explosion are being established. The Skochinsky mine is located on the western outskirts of Donetsk, near the village of Staromikhailovka, which is located less than 10 km from the front line.
Tehran released 7 crew members of the »Stena Impero» tanker, which was sailing under the British flag and was detained back in July — the »Interfax» reports while citing a statement of the representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi. Earlier it was reported that there are 3 Russians on-board of the »Stena Impero». Later, the Russian Embassy in Tehran confirmed the release of 7 crew members. It was clarified that among them was one Russian. Two more still remain on the tanker. «Stena Impero» was sailing under the British flag, and it was detained on 19th of July in the Strait of Hormuz by the Iranian »Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps», for the «violation of the international shipping rules»
The armed forces of Venezuela will conduct training exercises on the border with Colombia — the president of the country, Nicolas Maduro, announced. “I ordered to carry out military exercises along the entire western border from 10th to 28th of September” — TASS quoted Maduro. Maduro also ordered to enhance the control on the border with Colombia. “I ordered the Venezuelan Armed Forces Strategic Operational Command, and all the military units deployed at the border line, to declare an orange threat level due to the possible aggression of Colombia against Venezuela” — Maduro added.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.